During its regularly scheduled workshop on September 23, 2014, the Goochland County Public School Board voted unanimously to appoint superintendent James Lane to a new four-year contract.
“We’ve been thrilled with our partnership with Dr. Lane and the tremendous work he has led our division to accomplish,” remarked board chairman and District 1 representative Michael Payne. “He is everything we were looking for in a leader.”
Lane came to Goochland in December 2012, having signed a four-year contract after previously serving as superintendent of Middlesex County. The board’s decision this past Tuesday granted him two more years with the new contract which extends through June 30, 2018. The school board has taken a methodical approach in considering this extension with discussion, as evidenced in school board agendas, for nearly two months following the successful completion of the superintendent’s evaluation over the summer.
Elizabeth Hardy, from District 4, served as chair at the time Lane was hired and expressed her support for the decision as well. “James has met all of our expectations during his first two years in Goochland,” Hardy remarked. “Our desire to grant another four years to his contract speaks to the confidence we unanimously have in his leadership and our desire for the very best for the Goochland community.”
“I am so honored to be the superintendent in Goochland and have shared several times that this is truly my dream job, Dr. Lane shared. “I am excited about the confidence the school board has shown in our school division’s progress and with this extension I promise to continue to work tirelessly on behalf of our students.”